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Forum: A6 Murders 07-12-2018, 05:07 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Spitfire, As you are a man who has a...

Spitfire,

As you are a man who has a comprehensive knowledge of the A6 Case, I hoped my comments distinguishing between satire and sarcasm might have had a salutary effect.

You latest delusional...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-11-2018, 09:45 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Irony requires wit and leaves the recipient with...

Irony requires wit and leaves the recipient with a rueful smile on his lips; sarcasm is the weapon of the second rate schoolmaster trying to retain some authority.

As Moste has pointed out, a...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-09-2018, 03:55 PM
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Posted By cobalt
The armchair psychology that says Hanratty wanted...

The armchair psychology that says Hanratty wanted to achieve power with a gun is probably best left in the armchair. Hanratty was a thief. Not a robber. A thief. He wanted money, not power.

In the...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-09-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Moste, You are often viewed on this site as man...

Moste,

You are often viewed on this site as man with not enough respect for Valerie Storie. I will take a different approach and suggest that you are actually giving her too much respect.

I do not...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-08-2018, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Moste’s plastic suit theory seems very...

Moste’s plastic suit theory seems very far-fetched; what if the driver had been stopped by police before depositing the car and asked, ‘Would you step outside the car in your plastic suit please,...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-08-2018, 02:00 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I’ve taken the liberty of replying on this...

I’ve taken the liberty of replying on this thread since the other one concerns Bob Woffinden.

Regarding NickB’s observation that the Court of Appeal will not shrink from quashing ...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-17-2018, 04:19 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Purely from memory gleaned from this site, I...

Purely from memory gleaned from this site, I think Ronald Lofthouse was a former boyfriend of Valerie Storie.

I can only assume that Sherrard was expoliting an obvious loophole in the prosecution...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-09-2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By cobalt
And no-one saw him on his claimed train-journey...

And no-one saw him on his claimed train-journey to Liverpool or his claimed bus-journey from Liverpool to Rhyl

Fair enough Graham, but the burden of proof rests with the prosecution case that...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-07-2018, 07:22 PM
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Posted By cobalt
That might, if true, be a coincidence that...

That might, if true, be a coincidence that stretches credulity even further.

I have always thought that we have too little evidence from the workplace of Gregsten/Storey and their car club. A...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-05-2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Was Dr. Lewis' criticism of the verdict that of a...

Was Dr. Lewis' criticism of the verdict that of a concerned citizen who was dissatisfied with the level of proof, or was it in any way connected to his work as a consultant physician at Bedford...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-18-2018, 02:56 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Woffinden believed in justice. So, in my...

Woffinden believed in justice.

So, in my opinion, do all of the contributors on this site, whether for or against Hanratty.

We are scrutinising justice in our land, even although the events...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-16-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By cobalt
What really is perplexing is why Hanratty's...

What really is perplexing is why Hanratty's supporters keep relating this story as a fact when Janet Gregsten herself described it as an invention of the tabloid press. Stop it, please.

No. I can't...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-16-2018, 02:22 PM
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Posted By cobalt
To clarify, I believe that Hanratty’s alibi...

To clarify, I believe that Hanratty’s alibi was a genuine one (eventually). When I said it was a ‘dead end’ I was not abandoning belief in his alibi but accepting the limitations...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-15-2018, 03:03 PM
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Posted By cobalt
There have been been a fair amount of...

There have been been a fair amount of anti-Hanratty contributions of late, so forgive me if I attempt to redress the balance.

As I said some time ago, the Liverpool/Rhyl alibi is a dead end street....
Forum: A6 Murders 05-02-2018, 11:14 AM
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Posted By cobalt
A salute to Nick from me as well- that was a...

A salute to Nick from me as well- that was a terrific find.
Cathy McGowan must have dome some acting prior to her TV work, for she had Cher's mannerisms off to a T.
A reminder of when 'pop' music...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-28-2018, 03:19 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Cobalt - You and other conspiracy theorists can...

Cobalt - You and other conspiracy theorists can believe Dixie was involved in the murder if you like. It's a free country after all (well, semi-free at any rate, as Alfie Evans' parents have just...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-27-2018, 02:06 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Alfie, I cannot put the same weight on Dixie...

Alfie,

I cannot put the same weight on Dixie France’s letters as you do. There is always the tendency to assume that a suicide note, rather like a deathbed confession, will be the unvarnished...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 02:20 PM
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Posted By cobalt
So Nickolls was there. Yet Sherrard passed up...

So Nickolls was there.

Yet Sherrard passed up the opportunity to cross examine him on the negative result on the murder car?
Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 08:03 AM
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Posted By cobalt
I take your point about the forensic report being...

I take your point about the forensic report being available to the defence. I think there was once a photocopy of a forensic report signed by ‘Elsie Nickolls’ shown on this site but...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-20-2018, 12:04 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Alfie, I don’t think luck comes into it....

Alfie,

I don’t think luck comes into it. You might just be lucky enough to sit in a car for over 7 hours and leave no trace. However, if you have shot a man twice, sexually assaulted a woman...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-29-2018, 02:18 PM
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Posted By cobalt
This record contains information that would cause...

This record contains information that would cause substantial distress to the victims immediate family if disclosed. This information is in the form of police reports and witness statements that...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-22-2018, 12:47 PM
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Posted By cobalt
One possibility might be that the AB sample...

One possibility might be that the AB sample belonged to Gregsten and had survived the underwear being washed.
In 1961 not all households had a washing machine, so that either meant a copper boiler...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-21-2018, 01:47 PM
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Posted By cobalt
No aplogies required OR. That was as concise a...

No aplogies required OR.

That was as concise a summary of the concerns about the DNA evidence as one could ever expect to come across. (I appreciate that the controversy over Low Copy DNA was not...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-16-2018, 05:31 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Graham, Well, the Court of Appeal believed the...

Graham,

Well, the Court of Appeal believed the hat existed. I am sure they would have been very quick to dismiss an urban myth if that formed part of the appeal.

The Court was not very forthcoming...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-16-2018, 01:52 PM
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Posted By cobalt
From memory, this is what I have gleaned from...

From memory, this is what I have gleaned from contributors on this site regarding the statement by William Lee. There are good grounds for discounting his sighting.

1. He did not report the car...
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